Fortnite is no stranger to controversy. The game is always surrounded by it but continues to thrive. Right now, there is story after story about issues heading into Fortnite's first ever World Cup, plus the well-documented issues surrounding Turner Tenney's lawsuit against FaZe clan. One of the issues raised by that lawsuit is the allegation the clan asked its youngest member to lie about his age.
Patrick, better known as H1ghSky1, has been touted by fellow FaZe members as the youngest member of their prestigious clan, reports Polygon. When asked about his age when he joined earlier this year, fans were told H1ghSky1 was 13 years old. That immediately raised a few eyebrows since H1ghSky1 was dubbed a 10-year-old prodigy when he broke onto the Fortnite scene a year prior.
Just to make things even more confusing, despite H1ghSky1's age still not being confirmed, it was also discovered that he recently liked a tweet stating he was 12. So, which is it? Well, if you ask Twitch, it will tell you that it certainly doesn't believe the gamer is 13. The streaming service has terminated H1ghSky1's channel amid all this controversy. This is a heavy blow considering the channel had amassed more than 2.5 million views.
Even if H1ghSky1 is 13, Twitch's rules and regulations dictate that he will not be able to stream unless accompanied by an adult, something YouTube has also enforced as of this week. The discovery that H1ghSky1 is potentially younger than 13 could raise even more issues. Fortnite's terms and conditions read that players must be at least 13 to compete in official tournaments.
If H1ghSky1 is not yet 13, not only does that mean he will not be allowed to compete in this summer's World Cup, but he might also have to return the thousands of dollars in prizes he has already won. That might seem extremely harsh to some, but for the players who finished slightly below him in those tournaments, it is something they will likely want to be investigated.